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Vernon Sturgeon

Vernon Sturgeon, 92, of Paducah passed away, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, Providence Pointe Nursing Home. Mr. Sturgeon was a member of Highland Baptist Church and  Paducah Mason. He Started working on the river at 13 and retired as a riverboat Captian in 2010. He married his late wife, Louise Martin Sturgeon, when they were both 17 years old and they were married for 65 years.
Vernon is survived by two daughters, Sharon Otey of Paducah and Connie Thomas of Paducah; one brother, Ben Sturgeon of TX; one sister, Pearl Smoot of Worthville, KY; eight grandchildren, Aimee Lacey of Carbondale, IL, Kimm Soto of WA., Angel Davis of Portland, OR, Jason Sturgeon of Desoto, IL, Jessica Hughes of Paducah, Rachel Northington of Mayfield, Stephanie Smith of FL, and Jacob Warren of Murray; 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, George and Madie Sturgeon, two sons, Vernon E. Sturgeon amd James William Sturgeon; and one brother, George Sturgeon.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 12:00PM at Keeling and Goodman Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Beck officiating. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 10:00AM until the funeral hour at the funeral home.
Keeling and Goodman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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Sending love and light to your family, Jessica! Your work family is praying for you.

Amanda Huddleston Jul 17 2022 11:08 PM

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A candle was lit in memory of Vernon Sturgeon

Samantha Beeny Jul 15 2022 2:53 PM

Vernon was one of the very best Captains I have ever worked for. He was the most positive role model, ( every thing is wonderful) He was a big influence with my faith in Christ. Loved every day I spent with Captain Vernon.

Shannon Hughes Jul 15 2022 2:31 PM